Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

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  • Although on the expensive side at £37 for 5. It was invaluable for my children who got to handle fish and starfish etc. Plus we got to see the otters playing and the seals in the sanctuary. I never ev...  more »
  • We visited this aquarium having traveled across from Stangford on the ferry. We hadn't been before and I was impressed. My 10 and 7 year old boys thought it was great especially the seals and the trop...  more »
  • Friends and I decided to go to exploris as some of us haven't been in a while and wanted to have a good day together and thought exploris was going to be a good day as we've heard so many good reviews...  more »
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  • A small but quality aquarium. We decided to visit this place during our long weekend in Northern Ireland and for £9 was impressed. The aquarium is reasonably short but no so much that you feel short changed and has some interesting exhibits and live feeding sessions if you go at the right times. The staff were also very friendly and conversational. I would recommend to anyone looking for a day out in this nice quiet area
  • Went on Tuesday with my granddaughter aged 18 months. Fabulous day can't recommend this enough my husband and granddaughter loved it too. The staff were excellent we will definitely be back. We ate at the restaurant and were surprised at how good the food was. I would recommend the chicken stack at under 8.00was good value. They had to deal with a busy run but stayed calm. Can't wait to go back.
  • Staff were great with the kids. Soft play area was good to let the kids burn off energy. Cafe food was lovely too
  • Glad to see it's back, I hadn't been for a few years. Brought our little one down, and even though she flew through most of it we caught some of the talks. The soft play area is a bonus, can get busy quickly. The rays in the tank are great craic, really friendly, as are the otters, great to watch. I don't mind spending when it's going back into keeping spots like this open. I remember coming down to the original opening day!
  • Reasonable value for money and a good half day with the kids. It is a bit of a drive for most people but worth the effort. Staff also friendly and facilities clean.

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